Book Review: Amy and Rodger's Epic Detour // I am almost caught up to date with my book reviews
Amy and Rodger's Epic Detour
By: Morgan Matson
90% out of 100
Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew--just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she's always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend. Amy hasn’t seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she's surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she’s coming to terms with her father’s death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road--diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards--this is the story of one girl's journey to find herself.
What I Liked:
☁The abundance of character development
☁ How the sad parts made the story stronger
☁ The excerpts of emails, report cards, quotes, receipts, pictures, and pamphlets that were imbedded into the story
☁ Reading the thoughts in the Travel Journal
☁ Amy's narrative- The narrative was cute and honest.
☁ The Message: Spend Time With Your Family While You Still Can and Do Not Grieve.
What I Disliked:
☁ I did not dislike much, but this book was just not perfect.
☁ A happy book, with some sad bits.
☁ Characters that were fun to read about and you can see the character development.
I Would Recommend This To:
☁ Contemporary Lovers
☁ People who want a book about a road trip
☁ People who are in a reading slump
☁ People Wanting A Fast Read